Khaled Asaad, 82-year-old scholar who worked for over 50 years as head of antiquities in Palmyra, was executed by IS on Tuesday.… Read the rest
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Niloy Neel was hacked to death by a gang armed with machetes in Dhaka.… Read the rest
Encountering diversity can help us realise the possibility of being someone new, someone different, someone better.… Read the rest
Goldstein’s ventriloquism allows Plato to serve as a foil for the preoccupations of the 21st century.… Read the rest
“Plato on Cable News” has him exchanging blows with a bloviating Bill O’Reilly clone named Roy McCoy.… Read the rest
‘Not sexually harassing women’ is not optional; it’s not a ‘bonus extra’ in the job description.… Read the rest
UUK has withdrawn guidance on the gender segregation of audiences in lectures and debates after the prime minister said it should not be allowed to happen.… Read the rest
The times of satisfaction are outweighed by feelings of frustration and hopelessness.… Read the rest
Sevan Nisanyan accused a Turkish court of issuing a “politically-motivated” verdict after it sentenced him to jail on charges of illegal construction.… Read the rest
They were raised to carry the fundamentalist banner forward and redeem America, but now the Joshua Generation is rebelling.… Read the rest
Segregation perpetuates discriminatory social norms and practices, shaping male attitudes about women and restricting the decisions and choices of women.… Read the rest
The essential claim: the shape variation among these four Dmanisi crania is approximately the same as the shape variation among all East African early Homo.… Read the rest
Inadequate in all categories.… Read the rest
The probabilities are vanishingly low for the God proposition.… Read the rest
Not in Afghanistan or Somalia, but Missouri.… Read the rest
Why? “Because they have to go through these range of emotions, but you have to keep them pretty.”… Read the rest
Jesus and Mo is anti-religious satire at its best, invariably humane, intelligent, and often very funny.… Read the rest
The National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secular Student Societies strongly condemns the actions of the LSESU.… Read the rest